Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Too Fast

Skipping along the surface not realizing that enough of underlying story was being revealed. Headline news so-to-speak. Before, I fell into this without knowing the cost. After, a serendipitous fresh look, things have changed.

Before I say too much ... there is a litany of comments that come to my mind. I am becoming increasing aware in the value that is having in my recovery. My experience has taught me it is a well designed site. I would have said that even before my recent stoke, but since, something new and important.

My point here is I have now recognized the hazard of "headline junky". This is true at a number of levels. Screening stories at headline level is risky - motive and competence of person writing it is of paramount importance. Editorial policy may trump even that.

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Monday, October 28, 2013

ID Wisdom

What would bind the each member to FunctionOfUs™? I am advocating ID wisdom, the connected knowledge that serves a single purpose, appropriate interests of each of its members.

As we have said before, the path to fully-valued individual deserves a vehicle unencumbered with "outside" agendas. To advance the goal, the organization must seek a dynamic balance between individual rights and collective benefits to all. No easy task.

Each member of FunctionOfUs™ is what we call Person. Every manager and board member is a Person. The glue that holds the whole together is a dynamic PROCESS we call ID Wisdom.

The is a precedent is human biology, the ways neurons grow in adaptive behavior. Online Google, Facebook and many others often use adaptive techniques to provide functionality beyond what can be explicitly programmed.

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Sunday, October 27, 2013

"First Reader

If I ask my training mind, what background I can remember before the stroke about the item, I can recall the name of it that I have lost.

I am the first reader of what I write as posts to this log. As such, I now have another 'instrument' looking into mind of another reader - what brain links might be missing to understand the intended meaning.

Follow the hyperlinks back from my post. You may discover the thread I am suggesting as it relates to Person.

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Saturday, October 26, 2013

Part of the Secret

How is it different before and after August 1st? With my own mind, I can now see what it is like to not completely "get" my own written meaning (before the event).

Consider the following in this context: Encouraging readers to ask questions seeking clarification.

Further, ask her or him to reach across platforms, Google and Facebook to enhance their understanding of the conversation in the implicit invitation.

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Friday, October 25, 2013

Secret Passage Way

Just before my life changing event, I was working on some really cool stuff. As my memory and/or recovery start to kick in, a new perspective is starting to emerge.

"Born again' holds special meaning to many. I am now among them, in manner of speaking. Experiencing something such as a natural birth, that is so profound to be equivalent on the level, is what I mean.

I speculated before in an abstract way, but it is not same as experiencing it. I am pretty sure I am there.

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Thursday, October 24, 2013


Normally reliable, my fiber optic internet connection has been slowing down. I spent 1.25 hours on a phone (timed on my iPhone) trying to track the problem with customer service/technical support yesterday. No resolution yet.

Just as I sat to wait for my ride, the speed test clocked 20 Mbs download to 16 Mbs upload. An just 20 minutes ago it was doing 1 Mbs and .5 Mbs. So, it might be the desktop. Joint Venture to rescue?

"Efficiency rather than speed." my SLP said yesterday. It was in reference to writing. Speaking out loud what I am about to write is an effective method for connecting (interna).  Taking long journey 'home' (aphasia recovery) with be less time consuming. is very well designed site. I enjoy my visits there, even though my scores are low for my age group. Progress is happening already though.

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Monday, October 21, 2013

The FunctionOfUs™ Person

So what has caused the vast majority of people to aim their line of sight in wrong direction? I propose the reader assumes the argument to see how select observations support the conclusion.

Social networking based on current technology is leading to manifestation of what we can, Person. As mentioned before in the log, the fundamental atom to the social conversation is an real person. Real in the sense that one living human in the world of today is equivalent Person.

Hundreds of years ago, this was true too. So it is not modern technology dependent but it does rely on the connectivity that has been available only recently and the technology and growth in human cooperation as a result.

On a personal note, suffering a aphasic stroke the night of August 1st, 2013 has had interesting ramifications. The BuzzTheHill online writing was attempt at looking 'inside' by taking advantage of a prescription medication, as SSRI for first the first time in my life. If had a profound affect on my life as I perceived it. With a post most days to this blog, there continues to be a lot written about it.

Stay tuned, dear reader, and you too may hear something calling.

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Sunday, October 20, 2013

Luminous Quality
For weeks, folks have been recommending for my stroked brain. Today, I started.

The site was friendly - easy registration and calibration using my MacBook Pro. Looking forward having it run on the iPhone too, though it would be fine on the laptop.

Chances are I will reporting on my progress with the site here.

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Saturday, October 19, 2013

It is in There

It is almost entirely hidden without the code and instruments to detect it. Counterfeiting is a major problem but it also seems explorers are following false leads.

Clues are the word, 'inside' and phrase, 'from a fresh perspective.'

What is 'it' and why should it matter? I don't really know. In came in a dream (like before the stroke). I noticed it more this time - and in a different way. To early to explain it further. I will try again soon.

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Friday, October 18, 2013

Time Is Now

Recently, both Facebook and Google have seen a run-up in their stock due to what the stock market calls, 'mobile'. Live people move - smart (often small) computers that move with them are more lifelike - think smart-phones, tablets. Especially if they are connected - to virtually everyone.

In the early eighties, my retinal identifier prototype was attached to a HP desktop. It was a natural fit since computer run an engineering oriented form of Basic language. Hewlett Packard was a hot company that built great stuff for high-tech inventors like me.

The bright folks at HP saw the future of networks and talked about the applications of heath care, engineering etc. They were very supportive of the mission to identify folk with their retinas. At the time, I wrote a letter to them (trying hard to impress them) saying of the coming personal computer, "... it will know its user and be connected the rest of the world."

Read the first paragraph again. Many are working on of the 'age of Aquarius' - so to speak. It is where most intend to look (pun intended) that has obscured the solution.

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Thursday, October 17, 2013

Person At Beacon

The two circuits I alluded to in a previous post are illustrated in the following (rough draft).

The identity safe is a major component of FunctionOfUs™.

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Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Accountable To Whom?

Wrestling with myself, or so it seems. I am reminded of an article I read just the other day. Check and balances built into our system of government to protect us from England.

The 'landslide' in my brain has caused an interesting conflict in the "running of me". Perhaps just the conscience awareness of such? The 'blah de din" seems to run on its on. It is more nuanced than frustration or isolation, though. Part of my brain may not relate to the way I communicated on the outside, but it is making sense on the inside.

On a somewhat related note - US will shutdown because of what a minority thinks? How is that related? "iyum sme ti ere wry", :-)

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Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Where, When of Person

iBeacon (Bluetooth LE) -- is it one more step to Person? With regard to location granularity, it might be useful. Device possessor's identity, exactly where and when can be known by the beanonowner and/or net too.

Let us think this through. The beacon has a camera associated with it - an eye, so-to-speak. Perhaps other person specific sensors as well.

I am imagining a graphic -- the net entity (cloud) and Person (as defined) as the two main elements and two circuits between them. An local one at where/when/who and the highly de-centralized FunctionOfUs™ are the endpoints for each circuit.

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Monday, October 14, 2013

Numbers, Memory, Visual

Today was my first real session at Cardiac Rehabilitation. The top heart rate was 109 beats/min. I noticed counting reps or seconds was difficult - even though the count was just fifteen.

Back at home, the Cambridge memory tests continue to be a struggle. The other tests, some meansuble progress. How can I improve this aspect of my aphasia/visual processing?

Questions for the out patient speech therapist, I suspect.

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Sunday, October 13, 2013

What Is Person

With regard to moving to the cloud (Eric Schmidt says it is inevitable), the Person link, the connection between individuals and the cloud is an important piece that has not quite arrived yet.

The two biggest technological components exist, identification (biometrics, passwords etc) and the recently established personal web (Google, Facebook, Twitter etc.) I would argue the mandatory link is still weak, however. It is a big job and organizations, large and small are working at a torrid pace.

Each time I put a little time in before I read this post again, I detect more errors. The writing is better though and tremendously satisfying.

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Practice, practice, practice.

Now writing a much as I am able. Which, of course, means that I am reading as much as possible. When I asked my by at-home speech therapist what she would do if she were in my shoes she said, "Read".

I am quite interested in the shutdown of the US government. Reading about it is very easy - the cloud is full of articles. Reading them while keeping my critical thinking hat on is an exercise that is important to me now. Just cranking out words has little meaning to my intellect and ability to communicate.

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Saturday, October 12, 2013

Who Is Running the Show?!
A little homework last night. My wife and I watched again the 2008 movie, Charlie Wilson's War.

After reading that a Google and Facebook friend served the in U.S House Defense Appropriations Committee with Congressman Wilson, I wanted a another look. He is a much better writer (yes, even before I stroked.)

Since The Graduate, I have enjoyed Nichols work. Aaron Sorkin's screenwriting are the tops in my book. Imagine the thrill I got when I learned the yesterday the connection to real story behind the flick.

CIA knew Snowden to a suspicious character in 2009 ...

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Thursday, October 10, 2013

Forbidden or Not

To be truthful, I was dreading my trip to the medical-industrial complex (translation: hospital) for what had to be…  But wait, that was the serotonin deprived individual of two months and change ago of recent history. Despite for "fog" and health scare, I know it was me because I remember it very well.

Cardia Rehab was not what I had remembered it some twenty two years ago, nice folks, great equipment and a nice facility. My memory, the emotional part, probably darkened my view. You see, has it has been my pattern. So, is it clinical depression (funny name)? Fun to discover in a lighter the mood a deeper nuance of a ostensibly dark experience.

The first experience with the out-patient speech therapist happened too. Not a moment wasted on my side - I was fairly exhausted from morning activities. It it included visually processing  tests, since I had expressed an interest in driving again. The driving evaluation showed my needing to recover that skill again.

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Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Busy Here. Overstimulate.

A visit to a medical care facility (OHSU) yesterday was extraordinary efficient considering the tests were done and interpretation of them by the nurse practitioner. I was grateful because it has seemed long time coming and my post-event depression is easing up a bit.

At a coffee shop in the morning - it was small plus very busy. My MacBook having a difficult time connecting to wi-fi. All together, I was brain re-training overload. We were waiting while the alignment and tires got replaced to the Prius, a two hour wait. A good test of my writing skills and multi-tasking progress.

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Tuesday, October 8, 2013


The secular argument for compassion for me has come to light.

Remembering before that fateful day of August 1st and the so-called arrival at an academic understanding of fuzzy logic of it all.

Yesterday, an old friend had come my for a visit. I was grateful he would come on such short notice. Even though my speech is still impaired, he was conversing with me. From the early days of my hospital stay he has witnessed my progress.

The technical and publishing of our conversion was what the doctor ordered, as we had through the decades long relationship. I felt  "normal" the again. Mania - I think not.

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Monday, October 7, 2013


I called it brain fade where I am rebuilding my stroked brain with an specific exercise and I am simply overworked. My speech therapist noticed it and pointed it out. I was unaware until she mentioned it.

Is it my brain is moving to a more abstract level in order to compensate for the stroke injury and, in turn, overwhelmed the previously automatic task?

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Friday, October 4, 2013

Augmented Reflection?

I have been experimenting with conceptualizing other foundational components in the system disclosed before August First largely because having read related material in the news.

Nearly twenty years ago, a Michael Chricton novel was made into a motion picture, Disclosure. It dealt with, among the things, various aspects of the titled term. So too interconnected parts aspect of fully actualized connected person cooperative. As we have seen, powerful entities may process strong interests that are counter-productive (nation states (e.g. Russia, big owner suppliers to government agencies (e.g. NSA)).

A person cooperative are constructed entities that output(s) disclosures that select a continuum of secret to public, internal and/or external.

Consider this Google Alert found just today from the Huffington Post:

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Thursday, October 3, 2013

Nameless Epiphany

Lotus flower is about to bloom, is the metaphor. I woke up this morning and it happened. Forgive me, I am at loss for words to explain - as you can tell from my more recent posts, I have got an excuse. Let me try though.

It feels like there is a inside connection, as if an auxiliary channel opened up. Forgive me electronic reference, I refer to my brain.

Meanwhile my speech therapist gave me an exercise - speaking a list of paired words with either similar or opposite meaning and I answering out loud to which it was. As she proceeded through the list, I begin to slow my time to respond.

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